Newsletter: 10 Top Causes Companies Support πŸ€‘; Voter Registration Drives are Everywhere πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ; 11 Marketing Ideas for Halloween πŸŽƒ

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Partnership notes

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1. I'm a big fan of incentives in cause marketing, but, according to this study, maybe you shouldn't offer them. The warm glow of altruism may be the best incentive!

2. What companies wish nonprofits knew about partnerships. I like #4: Be who you are.

3. Geez, everyone is doing voter registration drives. Even sports teams are pushing registration drives. Interested in companies that want to promote the vote? Here are 135.

4. Four breweries making charitable moves! πŸ»I like Stack a Fish, Stock a Stream. Drinkers who accumulate three cans that form a whole fish can snap a picture, hashtag it #FishforaFish and SweetWater Brewing Company will stock a stream with a rainbow trout.

5. That fundraiser I mentioned in August between Valvoline Instant Oil Change and The Jimmy FundIt raised $52,000!

Marketing your cause

1. Long Island Cares - The Harry Chapin Food Bank got some great earned media from one of my kids' favorite shows (Ok, one of mine, too!), Impractical Jokers. πŸ˜‚

2. How people learn about – and judge – CSR efforts. Companies expect your nonprofit to spread the word on your website and via social media. What? You don't have a strong online audience? 😳

Cool jobs in cause**

1. Corporate Partnerships Manager, City Year (Dallas)

2. Director of Development, Go Red for Women (Baltimore)

3. Corporate Relations Manager, Greater Boston Food Bank (Boston)

4. Corporate Development Officer, American Diabetes Association (Northern, CA & Seattle Territory)

5. Corporate and Mid-level Donor Manager, Jewish Family & Children's Services (Philadelphia)

**Have your cause-related job featured here for FREE. Hit reply or email me at joe@selfishgiving.com.

Brain food

1. An alternative to companies giving back that brings about real change. Remember, cause marketing is just a small, first step. It's the company's own operations that matter the most.

2. Halloween is a $9 billion holiday that's ripe for cause marketing. 11 marketing ideas for Halloween.πŸ‘» What are you planning?

3. Check out this turtle rolling around on a wheelchair made of legos at the Maryland Zoo. 🐒is recovering from a broken shell.

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